The Oxford Handbook of European History, 1914-1945 by Nicholas DoumanisThe Oxford Handbook of European History, 1914-1945 by Nicholas Doumanis

The Oxford Handbook of European History, 1914-1945

EditorNicholas Doumanis

Hardcover | June 4, 2016

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The period spanning the two World Wars was unquestionably the most catastrophic in Europe's history. Despite such undeniably progressive developments as the radical expansion of women's suffrage and rising health standards, the era was dominated by political violence and chronic instability.Its symbols were Verdun, Guernica, and Auschwitz. By the end of this dark period, tens of millions of Europeans had been killed and more still had been displaced and permanently traumatized. If the nineteenth century gave Europeans cause to regard the future with a sense of optimism, the earlytwentieth century had them anticipating the destruction of civilization.The fact that so many revolutions, regime changes, dictatorships, mass killings, and civil wars took place within such a compressed time frame suggests that Europe experienced a general crisis. Indeed in the early 1940s both Charles de Gaulle and Winston Churchill referred to a 'thirty years war'.Why did so many crises rage across the continent from 1914 until the end of the Second World War? Why did the winds of destruction affect some regions more than others?The Oxford Handbook of European History, 1914-1945 reconsiders the most significant features of this calamitous age from a transnational perspective. It demonstrates the degree to which national experiences were intertwined with those of other nations, and how each crisis was implicated in widerregional, continental, and global developments. Readers will find innovative and stimulating chapters on various political, social, and economic subjects by some of the leading scholars working on modern European history today.
Nick Doumanis teaches world history at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. His main areas of interest are the Mediterranean world, ethnic coexistence, diaspora networks, migration, popular religion, and Greek popular culture. His most recent book is entitled Before the Nation: Muslim-Christian Coexistence and its De...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of European History, 1914-1945Format:HardcoverDimensions:672 pagesPublished:June 4, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Nicholas Doumanis: Introduction: Europe's Age of Catastrophe in ContextPart I. The Great War1. Alan Sked: Old empires, nations, and growing inter-state disorder2. Stefan Goebel: Societies at War3. Tammy Proctor: Total War, social identities, and the everyday4. John Morrow Jnr: Europe's 'world' war5. David Priestland: The Left and Revolution6. Jari Eloranta and Jeremy Land: The Economics of Total War and Reconstruction, 1914-1922Part II. Recasting Europe, c. 1917-19247. Alan Sharp: The new diplomacy and the New Europe8. Ryan Gingeras: Nation-states, minorities, and refugees9. Conan Fischer: 1. Remaking Europe after the First World WarPart III: Interwar Europe and the wider world10. Roger Middleton: The Great Depression11. Anthony Adamthwaite: International relations in the 1930s12. Matthew Stanard: European crises and the wider worldPart IV. Society and culture between the wars13. Laird Boswell: The countryside14. Susan B. Whitney: The new Woman and YouthPart V. Politics, culture and ideology, 1924-194015. Andrea Orzoff: The struggles of liberal democracy16. Pamela Radcliff: 1. The political Left in inter-war Europe17. Aristotle Kallis: 1. Fascism and the conservative Right18. Matthieu Leimgruber and Julia Moses: Social policy, welfare, and social identities19. Paul Hagenloh: 1. Discipline, terror, and the statePart VI Themes20. Roger Markwick and Nicholas Doumanis: The Nationalization of the Masses21. Mary Vincent: Political violence and mass society22. Dagmar Herzog: European Sexualities23. David Ellwood: 'America' and EuropePart VII. Europe and the Second World War24. Jari Elontra and Matthia Blum: States and economies at war25. Shelley Baranowski: The Axis powers, their empires, and their aims26. Christoph Mick: Everyday Life in wartime Europe27. Paul A. Levine: Neutral Europe28. Mark Roseman: The Holocaust as a European catastrophePart VII. Recasting Europe, again29. Aviel Roshwald: The 'civil wars' of 1941-4930. Alexander V. Prusin: Nation building and moving people31. Martin Thomas: 1. Europe, the war, and the wider world32. Jessica Reinisch: Recasting Europe ... again33. Ben Mercer: Europe's 'Dark Age' and its long shadow